Umhlobo Wenene FM: My real friend

2014-09-21 15:00

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In my house in the Eastern Cape, we grew up listening to the 7pm news on Umhlobo Wenene FM, and this was followed by the funeral notices.

My gran wouldn’t let us even wash dishes during this crucial 30 minutes of the day.

Through the years, I have grown to love the station.

So much so that when, earlier this year, UmhloboWenene won an MTN Radio Award for station of the year, I was overjoyed.

There is nothing zanier than the breakfast show, Breakfast Eyondlayo Ekuseni. The team not only makes me laugh, but fills me in on what news I need to know.

I’m a modern, city girl, but tuning into the station transports me to a world that I only experience when I am back home in Dutywa.

This is a world where my language reigns and where my childhood memories reside.

It keeps me proudly Xhosa.

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